Girl transported to hospital with undetermined injuries

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AMHERST - A 13-year-old girl was transported to hospital early Monday following a vehicle-pedestrian accident near Steamboats on Highway 6.

Const. Dal Hutchinson of the Cumberland RCMP said police were called the accident at about 7:40 a.m. and that the girl was sent to hospital with undetermined injuried.

Krista Beck of Emergency Health Services said paramedics transported the unidentified female to the regional hospital and that the trip to the hospital was Code 1 with lights and sirens. Code 1 is for the highest priority calls.

The incident remains under investigation

It's the third car-pedestrian mishap in the Amherst area in the last few weeks, the most serious of which occurred when 59-year-old Bettie Rolfe died from injuries sustained in a car-pedestrian collision on East Pleasant Street in late November.

Organizations: Emergency Health Services

Geographic location: AMHERST, East Pleasant Street

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Recent comments

    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    I personally hope the girl is okay in this case but can tell you from personall experience, when I was 13 I just walked out and crossed the streets and had no disregard for vehicles, and why? Just like the Emergency Responder said you have to be in control of your vehicle at all times. Maybe there should be tougher fines for j-walkers who cause accidents as well as more cross walks being installed in the town and at the town limits. Sometimes it's difficult to be in total control of your vehicle, how about when you've been rear ended by someone else not paying attention, yet if you hit someone else your at fault even tho you were doing nothing wrong.

  • Jillian
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    In New Brunswick our thoughts and prayers are hoping for a full recovery for this young child. Best Wishes Little One. xo

  • Irma
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    A child has been injured. Let's just all put aside trying to get each other's goat and pray that the child makes a complete and fast recovery. It's Christmas and this is a time for children. It is not a time for adults arguing ABOUT NOTHING!

  • amherst
    February 24, 2010 - 23:46

    facts from nova scotia;
    Excellant comment!We all pray the little girl is OK however your comment is right on the mark and I think The Amherst Police is up on their game and are doing a great job bring the town in line many ways so people who bash them should really grow up!

  • Joe
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Unbelievable and pathetic to everyone on this board trying to analyze why this accident occurred. Why anyone would bash the police over this is mind boggling. Why anyone would say hey when I was kid I wasn't paying attention either so maybe we should give bigger j walking fines out is insulting. Why all the I hope the little girl is fine BUT, HOWEVER, comments?

    Amherst guy is right on with his comments. I'd go further almost all the comments on this board are truly disgusting.

  • Ron
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    The police needs to step up with their traffic surveillance. Sitting in the same spot (e.g Amherst High and by the soccer field off Church) over and over will not curb speeders. They know where the cops sit all the time. So naturally they will slow by those area. br br Time to mix it up Amherst Police!

  • Shawanoswe
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    What we should be talking about is ways to prevent this from happening again in the future! Hopefully the little girl is all right! The police can not be expected to be at places before things happens. We should be talking about awareness, than prevention or vice-versa!

    If this ends up being the drivers fault, than hopefully they are being used as an example to deter this from happening in the future!

  • Facts
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Have you ever thought that maybe the girl didn't look before she crossed the street? A lot of people dont look. I know for a fact, if you drive down any street close to the schools you need to be carefuly because some dont look and just dash out. Its not a matter of police presence, its a matter of drivers looking for kids and anticipating them walking out. I know someone who witnessed the accident and that person slowed down cause he thought she was going to walk out in front of him, only the car behind that person hit her.
    Obviously a tragedy, no matter whose fault it was. Hopefully the girl will be fine.

  • Ron
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Who cares whether it is one jurisdiction or another? Steamboats is right near the line of demarcation. Anyone can tell you people are speeding on/off Victoria street so no wonder a little girl was hurt.

    Jack: you're a fool, as your comments has shown lately.

  • amherst.guy
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    This story guys is more about a young child being hurt in an accident as opposed to bashing the police.
    Grow up.... all of you.

    I sincerely hope that the child is doing well and will be home on the mend very soon.

  • Emergency Responder
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Police officials cant be everywhere at once - town or RCMP - it is the responsibilty of the driver to have care and control of the vehicle at all times. Jumping to conclusions might be what you like to but sometimes an accident is just that an accident.

    Thanks for your 2 cents tho RON......

  • Marsh Kid
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    This doesnt surprise me.. the Amehrst cops are unreliable seriously my dog could get to the scene of an accident fast then them. Tehy should be steping up there games. and it doesnt matter if it is the RCMP jurisidiction or not they should have been close enough that they could have helped.. i know that there are kids that just speed through there like there is no tomorrow and that is how people get hit.. there should also be a cross walk there but if you look at it there isnt...

  • Jack on the rocks
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    HAHA Ron.......

  • russian princess
    February 24, 2010 - 23:45

    Ron, br br You obviously don't know how to read. If you read the story correctly, you will see that this wasn't in the jurisdiction of the Amherst Police - it was in East Amherst, just outside of the town boundaries, making it the RCMP's jurisdiction.